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The fibrolytic potential of domestic and wild herbivores microbial ecosystems on maize stover.
The growing demand for meat worldwide by the increasing human population (6.8 billion) calls for an increase in livestock production as well as attention to environmental sustainability. Production increases are critical ...
Improving the nutritional representation of horse feeds in South Africa.
Protein has been identified as a major reason that people purchase a horse feed, with anecdotal explanations offered for the poor prediction of response of horses to their rations, particularly in the sport horse market. ...
The effect of nitrogen fertilization and stage of re-growth on the nutrititive value of kikuyu in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal.
Kikuyu pasture was fertilized at low and high levels of nitrogen (N), namely 50 and 200 kg N/ha, after mowing and clearing the plots, to induce low and high levels of N in the herbage. The subsequent growth was harvested ...
Mechanisms of resistance to Rhipicephalus ticks in Nguni cattle reared in the semiarid areas of South Africa.
Ticks and tick borne-diseases (TBD) are major challenges to cattle production among smallholder farmers in the semiarid areas of South Africa. Nguni cattle have been reported to be resistant to ticks and TBD, however, the ...
Characterisation of indigenous Zulu (Nguni) sheep for utilisation improvement and conservation.
The Nguni sheep of Zululand, South Africa, are called the Zulu sheep. They are a source of food and cash for the rural farmers of KwaZulu-Natal. There is insufficient information available about the characteristics of this ...
The productive response of broiler breeder hens to lighting and growth manipulation during rearing.
This study was designed to provide information that would enable the development of a theory to predict age at sexual maturation and settable egg production in broiler breeder hens submitted to a variety of constant or ...
A description of the genotype of pigs using simulation modelling.
No abstract available.
The potential of pods from tree legumes as supplement to low quality roughages for ruminants.
The goal of the study was to examine the use of pods from tree legumes as supplements to poor quality roughage-based diets. Trials were carried out to address issues related to the nutrient content of the pods and their ...
Improving calving rates in Afrikaner cattle.
No abstract available.
Improving the nutritive value and utilisation of non-conventional protein feed resources in smallholder village chicken production systems.
Poultry production is one of the most important activities for creating wealth in developing countries. This study was conducted to assess methods of improving the nutritive value and utilization of cowpeas, and ameliorating ...